# Multiplying Fractions using the Area Model

Fractions can be multiplied using an area model as an alternative to the standard algorithm where numerators and denominators are multiplied “straight across”. For a demonstration, watch the video below. Once you have watched the video, return to this page by using the back arrow.

https://learnzillion.com: multiply-fractions-by-fractions-using-area-models#lesson

The video on the next page shows how to multiply rational expressions using the same procedures you have used to multiply fractions.